993.1003.1: Drug Kit, Emergency, 1930-1950

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993.1003.1: Drug Kit, Emergency. Drug kit case containing 7 ampoules of medicinal solutions: ether, novocain, sparteine, ergotine, camphor, caffeine and morphine held in a textile covered card holder, graduated 2cc syringe and needle.
Image No. 1274 Drug kit case containing 7 ampoules of medicinal solutions: ether, novocain, sparteine, ergotine, camphor, caffeine and morphine held in a textile covered card holder, graduated 2cc syringe and needle.; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

"Pochette Medicale D'Urgence". Hinged lidded aluminium case containing 7 sealed glass ampoules of medicinal solutions: ether, novocain, sparteine, ergotine, camphor, caffeine and camphor in oil [not original] held in a textile covered card holder. Paper list of ampoule contents, graduated 2cc frosted glass syringe barrel with round glass piston rod and needle with regular point. F. Gratieu engraved on left hand side corner of base. 'LABORATOIRE FRAISSE PARIS' stamped into base. Morphine ampoule missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1003.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: 1930-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.2 cm
  • Height: 2 cm
  • Width: 8.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Graduated 2cc syringe barrel and piston rod
  • c) Needle, regular point
  • d) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'ETHER PUR 1cc'
  • e) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'NOVOCAINE 0 gr.01'
  • f) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'SPARTÉINE 0 gr.05'
  • g) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'ERGOTINE 0 gr.10'
  • h) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'HUILE CAMPHRÉE 0 gr.10'
  • i) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'CAFÉINE 0 gr.20'
  • j) Ampoule, labeled and containing 'CAMPHOR IN OIL 1cc'
  • k) Printed list of ampoule contents
  • l) Ampoule holder

Object Materials

  • aluminium,
  • card,
  • drug-liquid,
  • glass,
  • liquid,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • poison-liquid,
  • printing ink,
  • steel,
  • textile

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Laboratoire Fraisse
  • Manufacturer of part j) : Parke, Davis & Co. Inc.
  • Owner: Mr. George Dalziel
  • History of Use: Belonged to George Dalziel, born in 1908 son of a Vancouver mining engineer, who started trapping when he was 17. In 1934 he got his flying license and bought a plane becoming known as the "Flying Trapper". In 1938 he started up a commercial flying business called ‘Peace River Air Service’. In 1941 he became a civilian flying instructor for the RCAF at Portage la Prairie, Man., and later did aerial reconnaissance work for the United States Air Force during the building of the Alaska Highway. After the war George Dalziel returned to commercial flying and moved his family to Watson Lake, Yukon and started 'B.C.- Yukon Air Service'. He retired in 1980 and died in 1982.